1976 American Soccer League
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1976 American Soccer League
American Soccer League
-1976 Season-
Season1976
ChampionsLos Angeles Skyhawks
PremiersLos Angeles Skyhawks
Top goalscorerJim Hinch (13)
José Neto
1975
1977 ->

Statistics of American Soccer League II in season 1976.

League standings

Scoring system is as follows: Teams are awarded five points for a win and two points for a draw. Teams earn a bonus point for each goal scored up to three.
G = games played, W = wins, D = draws, L = losses, GF = goal for, GA = goals against, BP = bonus points, PTS = points

Eastern Division G W D L GF GA BP PTS
New York Apollo 21 10 3 8 29 25 29 85
Rhode Island Oceaneers 21 9 3 9 31 23 31 82
#Chicago Cats 20 10 3 7 25 22 24 80
#Cleveland Cobras 20 8 4 8 27 32 26 80
Connecticut Yankees 21 9 0 12 35 40 30 75
New Jersey Americans 21 6 4 11 26 38 25 63
Western Division G W D L GF GA BP PTS
Los Angeles Skyhawks 21 13 6 2 41 15 35 112
Tacoma Tides 21 10 6 5 40 23 31 93
*Utah Golden Spikers/Pioneers 20 10 3 7 28 22 28 84
Oakland Buccaneers 18 6 2 10 29 39 25 59
Sacramento Spirits 21 4 3 14 25 52 25 51

#Chicago Cats were declared by ASL commissioner Bob Cousy to have forfeited an unplayed, season-ending match against Cleveland. The forfeit leveled the two teams with 80 points. At the same time time Commissioner Cousy controversially gave the final playoff spot to Cleveland, even though Chicago held the first two tiebreakers; wins and goal-differential.[1][2][3]

*Golden Spikers expelled from league during the season and replaced by Pioneers franchise.[4]

Playoffs

Bracket

  Division semifinals     Division finals     ASL Championship
                           
        W1 Los Angeles Skyhawks 2  
  W2 Tacoma Tides 2     W2 Tacoma Tides 1    
  W3 Utah Pioneers 1         W1 Los Angeles Skyhawks 2
      E1 New York Apollo 1
        E1 New York Apollo 2    
  E2 Rhode Island Oceaneers 2     E2 Rhode Island Oceaneers 1  
  E3 Cleveland Cobras 1  

Division semifinals

August 19 Tacoma Tides 2-1 Utah Pioneers Cheney Stadium o Att. 

Division finals


August 21 Los Angeles Skyhawks 2-1(OT) Tacoma Tides Birmingham Stadium o Att. 7,778

Championship final

Los Angeles Skyhawks (CA)2-1New York Apollo (NY)
Alty McKenzie Red card (1st Half)
Jimmy Hinch Goal 70 (Rolland)
Ane Mihailovich Goal 83 (pen.)
Report Danny Doran Goal 38
Attendance: 9,379
Referee: (USA)

References

  1. ^ "American Soccer League standings". The Ithaca Journal (New York). August 16, 1976. p. 14. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Cobras Get Third Spot In Playoffs". The Marion Star (Ohio). August 17, 1976. p. 10. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Florio, Nails (August 26, 1976). "Cats are clobbered by Commissioner Cousy". The News Journal (Chicago, Illinois). p. Sec. 2, pg. 1. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "New franchise awarded, Spikers now Pioneers". The Daily Spectrum (Saint George Utah). August 10, 1976. p. 6. Retrieved .

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